Something we'd like to occasionally cover on jamheads is international basketball and Team USA. Mostly because I'm a bit of a nerd about our national team and get pretty pumped up for the Olympics. I feel like there were far to few of us who stayed up for that gold medal game against Spain in Beijing (at least in the straw poll I took after it). That was an amazing basketball game for those who saw it.
That being said, ESPN posted this article last week regarding Team USA. It seems the final rosters for London will be due on June 18, 2012, while the playoffs could still be going on. I'd worry about this more if Coach K wasn't in control. Whether you hate or love Duke (which obviously you lean one way), I am totally confident in the decisions Coach K will make regarding this team. If he decided to go with Lebron and a herd of cats I'd probably think, "yea he has a reason for that." This got me thinking as to which 12 players I'd want out on the court in London in 2012. Here is my shotgun list:
Guards: Paul, Rose, Wade, Bryant,Westbrook
Forwards: James, Griffin, Love, Durant, Anthony, Gay
Yea, I don't know why I went with Rudy Gay as my 12th man either. I figure he's good for leapfrogging some small Spanish guard (ahem Rubio) for a monster jam. You could obviously argue another true center would be needed but I think this roster gives you the size you need to win.
Let's hear your thoughts on the 12-man roster...